Quigley Statement on the Trump Campaign’s Relationship with Russia
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike Quigley (IL-05), who serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and is co-founder of the Transparency Caucus, released the following statement on new reports detailing the Trump campaign’s communication with Russian officials:
“As more troubling details emerge about the Administration’s secret conversations with senior Russian intelligence officials, it is long past time for the President to come clean on the communications that took place during both his campaign and transition. We cannot allow a lack of transparency to become standard operating procedure for the Trump Administration, resulting in more questions than answers for the American people. Phone records and intercepted calls from the months preceding the election raise serious red flags, further demonstrating the critical need to investigate these activities. If the nature of these talks were to facilitate Russia’s efforts to undermine our democratic institutions, the American people must know.
“The President’s claim, as illustrated in this morning’s Twitter rant, that this new information is ‘non-sense’ fueled by the failures of the media and intelligence community is both manipulative and dangerous. Only in this Administration are the ‘leaks’ more important than the truth.”